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When Do I Know That I Need To Take My Baby In For A Hernia Operation
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more
Too early: The majority of newborn babies have an umbilical hernia at birth. 80 - 90% of these hernias will close by themselves by the age of 5. Standard recommendations to parents is to wait until after that age to repair umbilical hernias. The exception is for those hernias which are very large or symptomatic (with pain, incarceration or intestinal obstruction). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I hah an operation for a hernia in my belly button almost two years ago. they used mesh. my question is can i still have more babies?
9wk baby has an umbilical hernia thats growing, its around 2cm in diameter when he isnt straining and turns blue when he cries. Will he need surgery?
Agree... possible: Your former answer says it all. Monitor the hernia and follow-up with your pediatrician regularly. One thing to remember is to check the hernia if your child becomes inconsolable. Though rare, the bowels can become "stuck" in the hernia. Again, this is rare but serious so remember to check the hernia if your child is inconsolable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, i know you can get pregnant after inguinal hernia surgery.. i had the procedure as a baby. Can you explain how its done?
Not a problem: Inguinal hernia surgery is very unlikely to beamy kind of fertility problem in a female. Since you list your gender as female, I will make the basic assumption that's correct. If you are either male, or asking about a male, it can be more problematic. What are you asking? How is surgery done or how can one get pregnant? Good wishes. ...Read more
Hernia recurrence: First and foremost, a prior hernia repair is unlikely to interfere with your pregnancy or delivery. However, the location of the hernia and the method of repair may have some impact if mesh was used and a c-section is necessary. Be sure and review this information with your obstetrician early in your pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a huge stomah hernia huge very heavy like I have 4 babies inside its my 5th surgery im260 pounds noone wants to help i can hardly carry it i al?
Must loose weight: Hernias that form after surgery (called incisional hernias) can be challenging to fix. At 260 you weight is probably too high and that risks further unsuccessful attempts at repair. Don't just suffer, go to a weight loss center, start counseling, a diet, some low impact exercise, and loose weight. Your doc may change his mind about repair if you fix the weight problem first. ...Read more
Hii i have an umbilical hernia n thinking of having another baby should i do the surgery before ?
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